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Manipulation and Mobilization Physiotherapy

Are you feeling joint stiffness or pains? Then manipulation and mobilization could be the right option for your problem. And we at AnnPhysiocare have the best and most experienced practitioners to take care of these problems in a simple way that otherwise seem very difficult to solve.

What are Mobilization and Manipulation?

Both manipulation and mobilization are manual interventions performed by a trained practitioner to alleviate pains, stiffness due to an injury or illness. It increases the range of movement of soft tissues viz. muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves and bone joints - mainly in the neck region or upper and lower spinal region. However, it can be applied in case of any other joint pain.


The patient is made to lie in a relaxed posture, and this allows the therapist to get hold of joints and perform any required movement. It's essentially achieving an activity that the patient cannot do himself.

What's the difference between the two techniques?

Manipulation is swift, accurate and impulsive movement of a joint, going slightly beyond its range of motion, to relieve the reciprocal of its stiffness and lack of movement. It's characterized by a 'pop' sound known to be a result of cavitation of synovial fluids between the joints. Its also known as chiropractic adjustment.
It immediately results in pain relief due to the release of endorphins and increased flexibility.
Manipulation is a very speedy and sudden movement technique and requires great skill and experience from the therapists. Patients who choose to undergo manipulation must check thoroughly with their physicians and practitioners.

Mobilization also involves affecting the joint movement, but it achieves the same with slow, smooth and repetitive movements. The movement covers the full range of the joint motion based on their grade, and joints are fully stretched out.
The range of motion of each joint is graded on a five-point scale. Grades I and II are mostly used to alleviate discomfort and stiffness. Grades III–V are mainly used to improve mobility and joint flexibility.
Mobilization is safer, and it allows the patient to ask for stopping it in the middle. It's ideal for elderly patients whose bones and joints are more fragile.

Where do we use it?

We use manipulation and mobilization as efficient techniques to relieve many joint pains. But we mainly use them in cases of

  • Lower back pain
  • Upper Back pain
  • Neck pain
  • Joint stiffness involving
  • Shoulder, Spine, Elbow, Wrist, Hip, Ankle, Knee and Foot
  • Muscular Sprains


These techniques are best avoided in the following cases:

  • Osteoporosis or Osteoarthritis
  • Bleeding joints
  • If there's is a total joint replacement
  • If the joint area has any malignant tumours.
  • Without the full diagnosis

Consult Us

AnnPhysiocare offers the best care and physiotherapy for your joint-related problems. We will provide you with after-treatment guidance for your successful recovery. Contact us for more enquiries.

Our Services For


We have a specialised body of knowledge and skills and can provide physiotherapy services across a range of settings, working either independently.


Ann Physiocare is registered with all major Health Insurance providers, we always do our best to make your insurance process as smooth as possible.

Pay As You Go Individuals

We are able to assist individuals with a wide range of issues without the need for public or private funding.


Clients Testimonials

I was referred to Ann Physiocare for neck and shoulder pain. I had the pleasure to be treated by Shyam. I can honestly say that he's amazing and gave great exercises to do at home which really helped. I would highly recommend and definitely choose Shyam at Ann Physiocare.

I came here with a personal injury & through the help of the caring team over a number of productive sessions I feel free from pain.Not only is the service great but the care and attention is superb. Amazing.

My physio is excellent, provided me with good set of exercises which helped me with my pain. Very good handson skills. Highly recommeded.

Very good experience with Sam who was very helpful and advised further exercises which were good for my recovery

I recommend. Ann Phisiocare Physiotherapy for every one . Very good

Libi Halder gave the most professional and thorough Physio. I would recommend her to anyone. She is amazing.

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